This is a quick school report on Bitcoin: the Future of Money?
The feedback from readers has been very nice indeed, both at Amazon and on Unbound's site too.
Matt Ridley made it his book of the year in the Times.
Apart from the obvious benefits this would bring to my ego, good reviews are also - so I am told by the brains in marketing - extremely beneficial to the book's online presence.
Muchas gracias, ombre (o mujer).
Your copy of Bitcoin: the Future of Money should be arriving any moment now. We think it looks great – embossed lettering, gold foil, flaps and loads of lovely details. I particularly like the distributed network of gold foil bitcoins, the merging of a gold and bitcoin sun with its overtones of a bright and funky future. But it's all too easy to ignore what goes into a cover. So we asked the designers…
We're nearly there.
The book was sent to the copyeditor this morning.
It's 60,000 words. I set out to write 40,000 - but the story kept getting bigger.
I don't know how long it takes to copyedit 60,000 words, a couple of weeks or so I guess, but, once that's done, it goes to the type-setters, then we have to proof it again, and then it goes off to the printers.
I've finished the book and am now madly re-writing, cutting, trimming and generally improving things. I've always been more of a re-writer than a writer and this time it isn't different.
It shouldn't be too long now. The first half of the book is pretty much there and I'm very happy with it, though I should say the chapter explaining how Bitcoin works is about the hardest thing I…
I'm pleased to say that I'm coming to the end of the first draft of Bitcoin - the Future of Money? I'm hoping to be done by the end of the week.
It's about 25% longer than I was planning, but my mission to identify Satoshi Nakamoto was all-consuming. (No clues as to what I've discovered, I'm afraid).
Three or four people are now going to read it and come back with comments…